Please check your calendars and let me know ASAP if you cannot make a workshop or a concert.
I highly encourage all students to attend group workshops as this is when we apply the skills we are learning in private lessons, have fun and learn to make music together!
The sooner I know a student will be absent, the more efficiently and successfully I can plan a great event, hire an accompanist/workshop teacher, or rent or reserve teaching space.
Sunday, December 8:
Powers Music School
380 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA
Students of Ellery Klein & Amy Beshara
January 19, 2020
All Saints' Episcopal Church
17 Clark Street , Belmont, MA
For Powers Music student lessons, check the calendar at https://powersmusic.org/event/
2019-2020 Medford Studio Academic Calendar
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24;
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Nov 5, 12, 19, 26;
Dec 3, 10, 17;
Jan 7, 14
Sept 7, 21, 28;
October 5, 19, 26;
November 2, 9, 16, 23;
December 7, 14, 21;
January 4, 11
Payment is for the semester and can be paid in 4 monthly payments due at the start of the
Lessons are $40 for 30 minute lessons, and $55 for 45 minute lessons
Tuition includes lessons, group classes and a $35 fee for the final concert,
which pays for facility rental and a backing musician.
Checks should be made out to Ellery Klein. I also take cash or Venmo: @Ellery-Klein-1
• Let me know in writing via email or text if you know in advance you are not coming.
*For same day cancellations or communication, send a text message to 617-418-9490.
• I have reserved my time specifically for your student. Semester tuition includes one
free lesson which counts as a makeup for a sick day or missed lesson. There are no
other guaranteed makeups, except one snow day per semester. This will be made up on
school vacation weekends. Let me know ASAP if you will be away these dates, and we
can make other arrangements.
• If a religious holiday is the reason you must miss, notify me >2 wks in advance and we
will arrange a makeup. If I, the teacher, need to cancel lessons for reasons of illness or
emergency, I will also schedule a makeup for this.
• Swap Lessons: If a conflict arises, you may contact other students to seek a swap or
offer your open slot. (If you have a 45 minute lesson and switch for a 30 minute lesson,
the schedule cannot be altered.)
Please notify me after the switch has been decided and cc all parties on the email so I
know that everyone is on the same page.
3 weeks notice is required if you decide not to continue lessons for any reason. If you have
paid by semester, the remainder will be refunded, minus the required 3 weeks' notice.
Park on the opposite side Fells Ave & use caution crossing the street. Enter through Fells Ave entrance.
Parking can also be found on Fells Avenue Terrace or the Fellsway. Do not park on Hillsboro.
Aim to arrive no more than 5 minutes early.
Please come in, prepare your instrument, and quietly take a seat on the couch while the previous lesson finishes up.
New England's premier violin shop in Newton, MA for rentals, sales, supplies and accessories.
Ask for Julie Metcalf, my band-mate and store manager, and tell her I sent you!
Run out of Keene, NH, but with a shop in Somerville's Armory for the Arts, Acoustic is my second choice for violin rentals. Slightly cheaper and much closer than Johnson's, and very friendly, if a little harder to get a hold of.
Big online strings shop- they are actually staffed by people that know and love all things violin, so please support them over Amazon! They will ship strings for free. They also have a good selection of cheaper carbon fiber bows.
Another large online strings shop, like Shar.
My main curriculum for most students is the online resource www.fiddlequest.com.
I work through Level 5 and then move to a more individualised curriculum including many tunes commonly played in the Boston Irish, Scottish, Old Time and Contradance scenes.
I also use books from the curriculum list to the right.
Trinity College London Violin Scales, Arpeggios and Studies: Initial- Grade 8
Scales for Young Violinists, by Barbara Berber
Monthly Young Fiddlers Workshop Series: http://www.bsfc.org/our-activities/young-fiddlers-workshop-series/
Scottish music workshop/jam for those under 25 - taught by Katie McNally, Hanneke Cassel and other great teachers.
Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
Fiddle Hell runs Thursday -Sunday the first weekend in November. Over 600 fiddlers of all ages gather for workshops and concerts . There are lots of youth activities, mini concerts, and a Saturday evening concert. You can go and pay for just one day.
Second Saturday of the Month Slow Irish Session. 2-5 pm
This is geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome to try a session that is welcoming and led by skilled musicians in a mellow cafe environment (right across from Acoustic Strings of New England). I'll be leading in October and December!
Boston CCE Youth Irish Music Class
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